Neurons Die in Alzheimer's Because of Faulty Cell Cycle Control Before Plaques and Tangles Appear, University of Virginia Study

Published: Dec 18, 2012

The two infamous proteins, amyloid-beta (Aß) and tau, that characterize advanced Alzheimer's disease (AD), start healthy neurons on the road to cell death long before the appearance of the deadly plaques and tangles by working together to reactivate the supposedly blocked cell cycle in brain cells, according to research presented on Dec. 17 at the American Society for Cell Biology's Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

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